Mystery Eggs

Egg, ~1mm wide | July 12, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

These curiously textured and patterned eggs were placed on a dried leaf tip. I don’t recall ever seeing anything quite like them. I don’t know what they are, but I’d guess moth eggs.

Some of the ones around the edge are a bit crumpled.

Edge shot, showing crumpling

Here’s a wider view, to give you some context for the placement.

Wider shot, showing placement

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One Response to Mystery Eggs

  1. These must be pentatomid, or at least pentatomoid. On the closer view I can see the distinctive ring of micropylar processes (which would be obvious spikes on a Podisus egg) delimiting the “lid,” which I guess is called a pseudoperculum. Beautiful eggs, beautiful photos.

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